Did you have a Sheltering Tree growing up? For me it was the large Maple in the back yard of our family home – it provided lovely shade, we fed and were entertained by the squirrels and a large variety of birds and the leaves, oh boy, the leaves every Fall. I also remember the small evergreen my grandmother planted when I was in grade school. I still have a picture of it waist high. Now the tree towers over my brother’s home on the property. It is showing signs of age after 50+ years. It is hard to imagine a time that it won’t be standing there.
Now I have a tree of my own. I planted it for the yellow and orange leaves it would produce each Fall, so my Mom could look at them. Unfortunately by the time it was a couple of years old and changed colors, she had passed. I watch it begin to change and think how she would love it.
I saw a Halloween card created by a fellow demonstrator using the black tree in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Wood Textures DSP as a fence or gate. It was very cute but it inspired me to use the Sheltering Tree stamp and make a fence using the Wood Crate Framelit. Of course there needs to be a few falling leaves.
I’d love to hear from you in the comments – what was or is your sheltering tree?
Paper Pumpkin Update
I saw a Facebook update from a fellow demonstrator who received her October Paper Pumpkin today. Adorable! I can’t wait to receive mine. For those of you who have subscribed – it is super cute! October uses the green plaid in the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but wait until you see the cards and stamps!
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Create Joy! Deena